18th January 2017
As we are now well in to the 2017 lambing season, the successes have far out weighed any failures. However one such incident surprised us all when we woke one morning to find an orphaned lamb. Her mother, a seemingly healthy ewe died suddenly in the night leaving her lamb bewildered. Since then I've taken the role of mother by giving her comfort and bottle feeding her with a special milk formula. Now she follows me everywhere I go.
18th January 2017
Today I was asked to hop into the tractor for some tuition on how to operate it then sent to collect two bales of hay from the next field to feed the cattle. I was very pleased with my progress and retreived the bales without incident.
27th November 2016
After several days of strong winds we took advantage of this beautiful sunny day and walked down to our local beach at Pendower, about a 30 minute walk. We did expect to find rough conditions but to our surprise it wasn't. In the main the sea was relatively flat with large rollers forming eventually breaking on the beach. As the waves grew the offshore breeze blew spume off the crests which was a magigical scene as it was highlighted by the low wintery sun, perfect to be captured on camera which unfortunately we'd left at home.
7th April 2016
Spring is on its way and life on the farm continues to be eventful. We had two unexpected arrivals on Easter Sunday. A ewe who had given birth 50 days previously surprised us with twins ! Unfortunately one died, but the surviving boy or Jesus as i like to call him is doing well. This phenomenon called Superfetation where two pregnancies run concurrently is fairly rare so we were blessed with our addition.
12th February 2016
This is a clip of my dance routine last Friday, it was quite exciting and we all enjoyed it. I'll add some more comments when I have a little more time. Enjoy!
18th January 2016
Last October my farmer friend bought 5 orphaned lambs which would need to be hand reared- a project for my friend! She had helped him with the previous years lambs so knew the ropes.
When the 5 gangly legged motherless mites arrived I couldn't help but show an interest too and have a go at bottle feeding them.....just once or twice I thought, under supervision. I soon got the evening shift and after feeding them by bottle and then from a trough with teats they progressed to cake (no, not the sort you are thinking of, it's pellets).